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ERIC Number: EJ1013194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Raw and Central Moments of Binomial Random Variables via Stirling Numbers
Griffiths, Martin
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v44 n2 p264-272 2013
We consider here the problem of calculating the moments of binomial random variables. It is shown how formulae for both the raw and the central moments of such random variables may be obtained in a recursive manner utilizing Stirling numbers of the first kind. Suggestions are also provided as to how students might be encouraged to explore this application of mathematical techniques to statistical notions yet further. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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